Net Zero Energy Building Jamaica

UWI to Construct Region’s First Net Zero Energy Building

From the Jamaica Observer – May 12, 2016

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is to shortly commence the construction of the Caribbean’s first Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB).

Ground was broken on Tuesday for the approximately J$61.48 million (US$500,000) project, which will be situated along Gibraltar Way on the Mona campus. It is intended to serve as a prototype for the construction of similar structures in the region.

The project is being implemented by UWI’s Institute for Sustainable Development, with technical assistance from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and funding from the Global Environment Facility.

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